Thomas Sinden has completed two projects for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to create brand new affordable homes for the over 60s.
Designed by Peter Barber Architects, Bevan Road, which was previously garages, features a new two storey building with 11, one and two bedroom apartments and a day room. Similarly Prentiss Court, which was also a site of garages, is home to ten brand new apartments for social retirement housing. External works include outdoor gym equipment, communal gardens as well as car parking and landscaping.
Paul Cooke, Business Development Director for Thomas Sinden comments, “These new homes are part of the local authority’s programme, Greenwich Builds, which will deliver 750 new homes across the borough. We are delighted to have been able to work closely with them to transform a brownfield site into high quality and affordable homes for the over 60s in the local area.”
Sustainability is also key at both Bevan Road and Prentiss Court and the homes have been built in line with Secured by Design and Code for Sustainable Homes and feature a green roof and photovoltaic panels, mechanical extract ventilation and combination condensing boilers to serve radiators as well as reductions in carbon emissions. Three of the properties are also wheelchair accessible at Prentiss Court.